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Trauma, whether it is the result of something done to you or something you yourself have done, almost always makes it difficult to engage in intimate relationships. after you have experienced something so unspeakble, how do you learn to trust yourself or anyone else again? Or onversely, how can you surrender to an intimate relationship after you have been brutally violated

BESSEL A. VAN DER KOLK

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4 Fundamental Truths

1. Though we have the capacity to destroy one another, we also have the capacty to heal one another.

2. Language gives us the power to change ourselves and others by communicating our experiences to help us define what we know and find a common sense of meaning.

3. We have the ability to regulate our own physioogy.

4. We canchange social conditions to create environments in which children and adults feel safe, where we can thrive.

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...deep down many traumatized people are even more haunted by the shame they feel about what they themselves did or did not do under the circumstances

BESSEL A. VAN DER KOLK

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For real change to take place, the body needs to learn that the danger has passed and to live in the reality of the present.

BESSEL A. VAN DER KOLK

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The greatest source of our suffering are the lies we tell ourselves

ELVIN SEMRAD

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Trauma shapes us, even our bodies. Dr. van der Kolk digs deep onw how trauma shapes us and how we can rise above it.

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